The SOAS Scholarship and the Center for African Studies are offering two doctoral scholarships to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Call for applications for doctoral studies focusing on the field of state capabilities, governance and bureaucracy for development. The project may include the objective of facilitating understanding of public sector management capabilities, political settlements, trade relations between countries, management of state-owned enterprises, management of development policy design and implementation, etc. However, applicants must focus on the public sector, state, civil service, governance and development.

The Center for African Studies and the SOAS Scholarship in partnership with the Mohammed Ibrahim Foundation, which fully funds doctoral studies in the UK, run this initiative with the aim of building skills, developing talent, and empowering Africans to improve the quality of governance in their countries.

SOAS Scholarship Conditions

  • The SUSSI Scholarship applicant must be a resident (or permanent resident) of an African country.
  • The PhD program (full-time) research undertaken by scholarship applicants must directly address or apply the issue of governance in Africa.
  • Scholarship candidates will be evaluated based on their research, academic merits and references.
  • SOAS is committed to only accepting scholarship applicants who can demonstrate their ability to complete a doctoral degree within a maximum of three or four years.
  • The English language requirement for SOAS Scholarship, University of London postgraduate programs is generally 60% in the FDPS Academic English course or standard IELTS requirement.

SOAS grant funding

The scholarship will be funded as follows: The scholarship provides a three-year scholarship and an annual stipend of £16.000 per year. The scholarship also covers the costs of visas, health insurance, and provides receipts to the African Studies Center office.

SOAS Grant Documents

  1. 2 pages maximum A statement demonstrating knowledge of and interest in governance-related issues (about 1000 words).
  2. A brief letter of application
  3. A copy of the unconditional offer received from the SOAS Scholarship Admissions Office.
  4. Your research proposal (as sent to the SOAS Scholarship Admissions Office).
  5. A copy of the passport or national ID
  6.  Copies of academic transcripts are known From here on the required formula
  7.  Statement of purpose
  8.  Motivation letter
  9.  recommendation Letter
  10.  Biography
  11.  Statement of school/university grades
  12.  Certificates training (If any )

Registration for the Susi Scholarship

Those wishing to apply for this scholarship must do the following:

  • The application form must be printed, signed, scanned and emailed along with the statement of support in one email to  [email protected]